Where is it?: Gabon is in western Africa, bordering the Atlantic Ocean at the Equator, between Republic of the Congo and Equatorial Guinea
Why do people go here?: If you can make it to Gabon, there are virgin rainforests loaded with wildlife.
What are the main entry points?: There are direct flights from Europe and a few regional airlines
Currency used: Central African Franc
Country Code for Phones: 241
Area codes for Major Cities: Libreville 44-79
Religion: Roman Catholic and other Christian 55-75%, Muslim
Population: 1.5 million
Ethnic Breakdown: Fang, Eshira, Bapounou, Bateke,
Languages: French, Fang, Indigenous, Myene
Major Cities: Libreville
Attractions: Lope, Lekedi Park
Tourism Office locations and links: Center Gabonais de Promotion Touristique (GABONTOUR)
622 Avenue du Colonel Parant, Center Ville, Libreville, Gabon
Postal address: BP 2085, Libreville, Gabon; Tel: 728 504 or 723 949; Web Site: www.gabontour.ga
Health Issues: Yellow Fever
Tips for Visiting
When to go: To avoid a lot of rain and to get somewhat cooler temperatures, June through September are your best options.
Common Phrases: Hello = Bonjour, How are you? = Comment allez-vous?, Good = Bien or Bon, Yes = Oui, Okay = D’accord or OK, No = Non, Thank you = Merci, Please = S’il vous plaît, Goodbye = Au revoir
Specific Events/Holidays: Independence Day: August 17,
Getting Around: Airlines service the major cities, otherwise minibus and a few trains can get you around the rest of the country
Cheapest airport to fly into: The cheapest airport to fly into Gabon is the Libreville International Airport.
Need more information?: Check out the Gabon travel guide for more on what to see, where to stay, and how to get there.